Annual Bike Ride Kicks Off Summer Fundraising Events for Animals!

by Bob Price

  When faced with so many problems and horrors of animal cruelty, we often ask ourselves, “What can I do to help?” Fortunately; the answer is easy – fundraise. Fundraising for animals is an effective, easy, and fun way to make a positive difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals around the world. […]


Boknal Days: This Brutality Must End

by Web Team

  The purpose of this article is not to detract attention from the horrors of the Boknal Days, but rather to address and reflect on the primary defense the leaders of this festival point to — the treatment of farmed animals in the west. Crammed into cages, callously abused, brutally killed — the ongoing cruelty […]


Easy-to-make Fluffy Pancakes [vegan]

by Nadia Schilling

  Chickens can live up to 12 years, but are ‘spent’ after just 2 years on egg farms. Try this delicious, egg-free pancake recipe – so good you won’t go back! Easy-to-make Fluffy Pancakes [vegan] Ingredients  2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons maple syrup 2 cup almond milk […]


Progress for Farmed Animals in Massachusetts!

by Nadia Schilling

  This November, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on Ballot Question 3 which will prevent farmed animals from being crammed into cages so small they can’t even turn around or extend their limbs. This ballot measure was achieved by The Citizens for Farm Animal Protection, a group backed by In Defense […]


Join Us for Compassionfest 2016 in New Haven on July 23!

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us for Compassionfest 2016 in New Haven on July 23! Celebrate your values of justice, equality, and compassion at Compassionfest! At this second annual event, we are honored to present our featured speaker, “Our Hen House” blogger and nonprofit director Jasmine Singer. Gather for a free, fun, community event featuring delicious vegan food, […]


Meet Monkeys and Relax with In Defense of Animals!

by Lisa Levinson

  You don’t have to die and go to heaven to visit this Garden of Eden. You can experience heaven on Earth at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary! Next April, In Defense of Animals is hosting a Vegan Spirituality Retreat at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Gainesville, Florida. This remarkable sanctuary not only fosters respect for […]


Factory Farms Hurt Local Communities

by Ingrid Taylor

  Bad for People, Bad for Animals: When “Makin Bacon Farm LLC” announced plans to construct an 8,400 pig farm in Richland County, Illinois, residents sprang into action, petitioning for a public information meeting on the proposed farm. According to a report by Amanda Blain in the Olney Daily Mail, residents are worried about the […]


Who am I?

by Nadia Schilling

  Who am I? -People don’t easily relate to me… -I have excellent senses of sight, touch, taste and possess a good sense of smell and ‘hearing’… -I’m not a mammal or a bird, but I feel pleasure, pain and suffer stress just the same…. -My various species exists in all different colors and sizes… […]


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Farmed Animals

by Shura Hammond

    #1 Cows are loving and playful animals. Many enjoy affection and cuddling, and they sprint and jump into the air when they are excited! #2 Newborn calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth in the dairy industry, causing severe distress to both the mothers and calves. Cows are social animals […]

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Operation Glass Walls

by Nadia Schilling

Operation Glass Walls In the United States and across the globe, farmed animals and slaughterhouse workers are often hidden from the public eye, shielded behind private walls and isolated in remote locations. Undercover footage regularly reveals shocking animal cruelty in animal factories. The meat industry usually responds by condemning their workers, and assuring the public […]